gadgets
Here’s The Box That Can Turn a Puny Laptop Into a Graphical Powerhouse

USB Type-C is shaping up to be the holy grail of ports. It can charge your laptop, deliver 4K video, and transfer loads of USB data all over a single cable — all at the same time. What could be better? You’re looking at the answer. Read More >>

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Thunderbolt 3 Has USB Type-C Connector, Drives Two 4K Screens at Once

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Intel has announced that its new Thunderbolt standard, the third iteration of the inter-connector, will use the USB Type-C connector—as well as boasting data transfer rates that allow it to drive two 4K screen simultaneously. Read More >>

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Those iCloud Leaks Would Look Great on a 27-inch 5K Apple Thunderbolt Display

Since the Retina MacBook Pro laptops were introduced at Apple, it's all been about high-resolution computing displays in Cupertino. And though it remains one of the higher-resolution displays on the market, the firm's Thunderbolt Display, with its 2560 x 1440 resolution panel, hasn't had a touch up in its three years on shelves. Read More >>

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Intel Announces Update to Thunderbolt Promising Super-Fast 10 Gbps Data Transfer

Intel's Thunderbolt 2 standard has received an update: now, it can be used to pair computers together—even Macs to PCs—to allow data transfer at speeds of up to 10Gbps. That's pretty quick. Read More >>

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Western Digital Crams Two-Disk RAID Into Portable Thunderbolt Drive

The new MyPassport Pro from Western Digital is the world's first bus-powered portable hard drive to offer two disks with RAID capability for blazing fast, grab-and-go storage. Read More >>

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How to Play Crysis on a MacBook Air

The MacBook Air's graphics capabilities make it too wimpy to play any proper games on out of the box — but there is a way to beef things up. Read More >>

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Intel’s Prototype Thunderbolt Flash Drive Is the World’s Fastest

You can officially stop bragging about how fast your fancy new USB 3.0 flash drive is. At the Computex show in Taipei, Intel was showing off this hacked-together prototype of a dedicated Thunderbolt 128GB flash drive boasting data transfer speeds of 10 Gbit/s, or about twice as fast as USB 3.0's max. And now that Thunderbolt 2 has been introduced, waiting around for large files to copy to your flash drive could be a thing of the past. Read More >>

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Thunderbolt 2 Will Be in Products Later This Year

Intel has officially announced that the next generation of Thunderbolt, previously codenamed Falcon Ridge, will be called... wait for it... Thunderbolt 2. Lame name, sadly — but it still promises to be amazing. Read More >>

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Belkin’s Mythical Thunderbolt Express Dock Is Finally Here

Nearly 600 days have passed since we first swooned over Belkin's Thunderbolt Express Dock all the way back in September 2011. (Really, it's been 595 days, but who's counting?) Well today, the long-promised, and long-delayed multi-port I/O hub for Macs is a thing you can actually buy. It's available this morning at Belkin.com for £250. Read More >>

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Intel’s Thunderbolt Is About To Get Twice As Fast

Thunderbolt's makin' like greased lighting. Intel has introduced the newest revision of the interface and it will be capable of 20Gbps in both directions (as opposed to the previous 10). In other words, fast enough to transfer and play 4K video simultaneously. And it's all backwards compatible with old ports and cables to boot. Read More >>

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Thunderbolt vs. USB 3.0: The Definitive Showdown

Thunderbolt has arrived on the PC after being exclusive to the Macintosh platform for more than a year. With its promise of 10Gb/s‑per‑channel throughput, what self-respecting power user wouldn't opt for a Thunderbolt-based external backup solution? Well, before you get too excited, let's compare T-bolt point-by-point with its natural competitor, USB 3.0. After all, there's more to a technology than pure performance, as we found out. Read More >>

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Does Apple Have a Brand-New Super-Skinny Thunderbolt Display Incoming?

The rumourmongers are at it again. It looks like supplies of Apple's monster, £900 27-inch Thunderbolt display are selling out across the US, and stocks are even running low in the UK too. Does this mean Apple's about to spit out a new, super-skinny iMac-like display? Read More >>

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USB 3.0 Is Going To Double Speeds

USB data transfer is about to get a hell of a lot faster. The USB Promoter Group is rolling out SuperSpeed USB, a supplement to USB 3.0 due out later this year that should surge your speeds two-fold. Read More >>

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Yes, Finally, Mac Users Have a Thunderbolt Dock You Can Actually Buy

I can't have been the only one who saw the potential for the Thunderbolt connection as the one cable to rule them all into your laptop, but it's taken so damn long to realise that. Now, finally, Matrox has made it happen with it's new DS1 dock. One Thunderbolt cable in; DVI/HDMI, Ethernet, USB 2 and 3.0, and headphone out, plus a mic port too. Brilliant. Read More >>

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LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt Review: The Best Thunderbolt Hard Drive

If your computer has a Thunderbolt drive, odds are it's been pretty neglected. Some external storage options are good, but nothing is a no-brainer. Until now, that is. LaCie's vivid orange drive is the best way to back up files, superfast. Read More >>